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Teacher of Computing and Year 8 form teacher. I am experienced in teaching primary school aged children all the way through to GCSE.

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Teacher of Computing and Year 8 form teacher. I am experienced in teaching primary school aged children all the way through to GCSE.
Assembly: Eddie the Eagle - Winning and Losing
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Assembly: Eddie the Eagle - Winning and Losing

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Sporting assembly complete with script. Is Eddie the Eagle a loser? This assembly looks at the characteristics of a winner and questions our judgement about what makes a winner? Speaker notes are included in this teacher led assembly. The story of Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards is told and we question whether he was a ‘loser’? Useful before sports day or prior to an Olympic Games.
GCSE Computing Theory: Revision booklet (12 topics)
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GCSE Computing Theory: Revision booklet (12 topics)

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Selection of 12 handy revision sheets (less than £1 each) that summarise the main aspects of the GCSE curriculum. The focus is on the AQA 8520 (9 - 1) specification but this could be easily applied to other specifications. Topics included: - Data representation (Number bases) - AQA 3.3.1, 3.3.2, 3.3.3 Data representation (Images) - AQA 3.3.6 Data representation (sound) - AQA 3.3.7 Fundamentals of computer networks - AQA 3.5 Cyber Security - AQA 3.6 Boolean Logic - AQA 3.4.2 Algorithms - AQA 3.1.1 NEW - Classification of programming languages - AQA 3.2.13 NEW - Hardware/Software. Classification of software - AQA 3.4.1 & 3.4.3 NEW - Memory and Storage - AQA 3.4.4 NEW - Systems Architecture, CPU and Von-Neumann - AQA 3.4.4
Web design - Google Sites
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Web design - Google Sites

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This unit of work explores what makes a good website. Pupils design a storyboard for their website based on a set of criteria. Pupils then implement their website and provide evidence. This is useful practise for GCSE ICT (in particular AQA). Includes scheme of work, teacher resources, class resources and video tutorials
GCSE Computing Revision: Cyber Security
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GCSE Computing Revision: Cyber Security

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Handy revision sheet that summarises Cyber Security. The focus is on the AQA 8520 (9 - 1) and areas covered are: - What is cyber security? Social engineering Malicious Code Other threats Penetration testing
GCSE Computing Revision: Representing Sound
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GCSE Computing Revision: Representing Sound

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Handy revision sheet that summarise representing sound (data representation). The focus is on the AQA 8520 (9 - 1) and outlines the difference between analogue and digital. It summarises sampling (sample rates and resolution) and ADC. There is a reminder for calculating file sizes.
Assembly - Space exploration
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Assembly - Space exploration

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Human curiousity - Ever wondered why we explore space? There is a huge financial and human cost but there are some very good reasons why humans continue to explore space. Aimed at children from aged 9 - 16 Themes explored - exploration, space, size and scale of space, human ingenuity, space discoveries, curiosity Includes presentation notes NB - For the best formatted version of this presentation you will need to use the Google Slides version of this. Simply copy and paste the link which is contained within the presentation
GCSE Computing Revision: Hardware & Software
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GCSE Computing Revision: Hardware & Software

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Handy revision sheet that covers the basics of computer systems and defines hardware and software. More detail is given to the classification of software with a focus on Operating Systems and their functions.
Python revision - IF and 'Nested' IF statements
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Python revision - IF and 'Nested' IF statements

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A handy revision guide summarises IF statements and ‘Nested’ IF. Also included are 5 python program files that need fixing. Each program comes with instructions and there are separate answer files to go with these problems. Areas covered include – ‘if’, ‘elif’, ‘else’, relational operators and indentation. Could be used as part of an NEA resource bank.
GCSE Computing Revision: Boolean Logic
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GCSE Computing Revision: Boolean Logic

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Handy revision sheet that summarises boolean logic. The focus is on the AQA 8520 (9 - 1) and gives an overview of the meaning of boolean and how logic gates work inside a computer. The resource summarises AND, OR, NOT logic gates and truth tables. There is a reminder regarding logic diagrams.
Assembly - Then and Now (the impact of technology)
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Assembly - Then and Now (the impact of technology)

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Looking at our past and exploring the future. Has technology changed our lives for the better or worse? This resource looks at how technology has made an impact on our lives. Areas are explored such as telecommunications, computers, televisions and transport. It then looks at how technology could change our lives in the future. Examples of future technologies are explored in transportation and telecommunications. Includes presentation notes NB - For the best formatted version of this presentation you will need to use the Google Slides version of this. Simply copy and paste the link which is contained within the presentation Please let me know what you think!
Assembly - Jobs of the future - What do you want to be when you grow up?
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Assembly - Jobs of the future - What do you want to be when you grow up?

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Aimed at upper KS2 and secondary school children. This assembly explores the following themes: - Explore the changing world of employment What did it used to be like? What are the typical jobs our ancestors did? What are the current trends? What is changing? - patterns, technology, employment rights, conditions What will the jobs be in the future? Ending - what do the children need to do to equip themselves for a changing job market? 2 or 3 slides will need to be adapted as they are personal to my own history but this could be a fun thing for you to do:) Includes presentation notes NB - For the best formatted version of this presentation you will need to use the Google Slides version of this. Simply copy and paste the link which is contained within the presentation
GCSE Python Revision booklet (Mega pack)
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GCSE Python Revision booklet (Mega pack)

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A set of revision 11 sheets summarising the key aspects of Python. Helps to prepare students for the NEA and could be added to your resource bank. Python Basics IF statements Arithmetic operations String handling operations FOR loops WHILE loops Random Lists Arrays (1 dimensional) NEW - Validation NEW - Sub-routines (Functions)
Assembly - Have you ever wondered? (The power of knowledge)
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Assembly - Have you ever wondered? (The power of knowledge)

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The ultimate aim is to look at the POWER of KNOWLEDGE Aimed at children from upper KS2, KS3 and KS4. The assembly starts by exploring interesting questions such as - do ants get into traffic jams? We look at how fascinating, brutal and awe inspiring life can be. We look at knowledge and what children can do to gain knowledge. Includes presentation notes NB - For the best formatted version of this presentation you will need to use the Google Slides version of this. Simply copy and paste the link which is contained within the presentation
Assembly - British Explorers (A story of courage, self-belief and tenacity)
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Assembly - British Explorers (A story of courage, self-belief and tenacity)

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A story of courage, self-belief and tenacity. Complete with script. Used as an assembly but could also be used as part of a History lesson or even to link in with British values. Looks at: - Captain Cook Shackleton Scott Livingstone Drake Fiennes Explores the personality traits they all had in common. Ask the question - what is the next frontier? And what are your frontiers? How can you challenge yourself?
Computing/ICT - Gaming Research
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Computing/ICT - Gaming Research

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This is a full scheme of work with teacher presentation and pupil resources. There is a discussion of the pros and cons of gaming. What is data/information? Data capture including a discussion of the use of questionnaires. Children design and create a questionnaire and use this to capture data from their classmates. The data is collated into a spreadsheet - this could be adapted here to include a database. Children use a presentation package to present their findings.
Teacher - Progress and Tracking sheet
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Teacher - Progress and Tracking sheet

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Includes different templates covering: - Year 5 & 6 without targets (but can be added) Year 7 & Year 8 with EOY and GCSE targets All years with GCSE targets 9 - 1 All years with GCSE targets 9 - 1 All years with GCSE targets A - C Vlookup sheet is completely adaptable so you can change your grade boundaries. Automatically calculates attainment and lets you know whether each pupil is on target, below target or above target. Gives a 'Year in summary' view. Formulae is protected but the spreadsheet can be unprotected using password - tower123
Blogging and Digital Literacy - scheme of work
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Blogging and Digital Literacy - scheme of work

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This is a unit of work aimed at KS2 children. This is delivered each year to Year 5 pupils but can be adapted for older or younger children. kidblog.org is recommended but other blogging websites are available. Aims: - Become familiar with blogs as a medium, including an understanding of the particular features of this as a genre of writing Communicate safely - includes developing ideas to interact effectively using the comments feature as well as discussing the dos and don'ts of personal information online. Create a sequence of blog posts on a particular theme or topic with the help of video tutorials (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLP428f69lLpaIqY7RhpPA1XNQgWBk1HOW) Use blogging as a way to write creatively Develop a critical, reflective view of a range of media, including text Ethical and legal responsibilities of being online Pupils are able to screenshot, paste, crop and resize in order to collate evidence NEW - revision on a page sheet (Jan 2017)